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Q&A WITH RQM

by cheryl santa maria From his slick production and catchy lyrics to his pounding bass and supersonic beats, RQM is proving to be an intuitive emcee with an ability to create music that is nothing short of bliss. The up-and-coming artist seems to be everywhere nowadays – he’s performed alongside heavyweights like Missy Elliot and [...]

STARS AND STRIPES

by not phil (aka chris carpenter) Mash ups are like Thai Restaurants in Brooklyn, there are far too many of them, but every once and a while they’re clean enough and don’t make you sick (like Noodle Studio on North 5th… fuck Sea).  While this Mash up isn’t the dopest pad see ew you’ve ever [...]

DOING MY PART FOR KANYE

by cheryl s. Kanye West wants (some of) his fans to go away.  In his most recent interview with Vibe Magazine, he said: “I want the freedom of having less fans.  It’s like the freedom of having less money. If you have less money, you have less responsibility … It’s like Björk. If she wanted [...]

FEMI KUTI: DAY BY DAY

by marc amigone Femi Kuti announced he will release his new album, Day by Day, November 18th on Downtown Records new imprint, Mercer Street. Femi Kuti, son of Afrobeat founder and African musical legend Fela Kuti, hasn’t released a studio album in seven years. His younger brother, Seun, recently stole the spotlight from Femi as [...]

EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHER PLAYS ON 10/4

by gil toza Yo I know that New York is show heavy and this barely qualifies as “news,” but do you realize the lineup you could fly through if you had a time machine, but were confined to NYC during the night hours of 7-12 this Saturday night? Hot Chip, Nick Cave, The Kills, Fleet [...]